Computer Bulletin Boards And The Fidonet Network Live On Today

Doc's Fidonet BBS in 1984

Computer Bulletin Boards and the Fidonet Network Live On today. Doc’s Place BBS first went online in 1991 and still is online 31 years later. It is running Wildcat version 5 with the new Internet Connect Pack from 1998. The front end is running Platinum Express from Santronics Software which bought the Wildcat BBS lineup from Mustang Software and renamed it to Winserver. It’s sitting…

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Randy Suess Computer Bulletin Board System Inventor Dead At 74

randy suess

Randy Suess the co-inventor of the computer bulletin board system passed away at 74. Suess and another man Ward Christensen worked together to invent the computer bulletin board system (BBS) as they were called back in the mid 198o’s. Soon afterward the Fidonet network allowed worldwide communications. Together they were a great combination In late January 1978, Suess was part of an early home computer…

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Forum Timeline Of Personal Electronic Communications

We’ve came a long way since the 1st computer bulletin board system in the 80’s. Bulletin boards were taken over by Internet forum’s. Then along came Facebook that turned internet forum’s into ghost towns. It’s time to step back and look what has happened to our lives since then, and find new places to hang out online. The recent revelations that Facebook was mining and…

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BBS Telnet Access Closed Due To Penetration Attempts

BBS Telnet Probing

BBS Telnet Access is Temporarily Closed due to Brute Force Penetration Attempts. 09/21/16 see resolution update posted below. Someone has been brute force attacking the BBS via port 23 – Telnet. Unfortunately for the time being we were forced to close Wildcat’s telnet port shutting off anyone trying to connect to the bbs via this method. Wildcat 5 BBS software was way advanced in its…

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When Pioneering Fidonet Bulletin Board System Operators Ruled

Fidonet Net 3603 Sysop Meeting

An educational trip back in time when Computer Bulletin Board System Operators (SysOps) and the Fidonet Network dominated early personal communications worldwide. Many of those BBS’s still exist into 2018 and hopefully beyond. 😉 Doc came across this article on ZDNet and were reminiscing the good old Computer Bulletin Board System days of the 80s-90s. After reading ZDNet’s article he decided to publish a more…

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